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Sarah Wickett

“Born and raised in Beaverton, ON, Canadian country artist Sarah Wickett spent most of her time hunting, fishing and watching sunsets on the water, and was intertwined with a distinctly musical upbringing, surrounded by a family that shared her passion. At age 18, she moved from Beaverton to Toronto to enroll in the Journalism program at Humber College and became immersed in the musical city, further fuelling her determination to pursue her dream of making it in the music industry. Shortly after, Sarah began to turn her dream into a reality when she released her self-titled EP, launching her into the country music scene, and earning her showcases at Canadian Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards. This led to her sharing the stage with well-known artists such as Bobby Wills, Wes Mack and Robyn Ottolini and performances at incredible venues including The Opera House, Casino Rama, and fairs and festivals across Ontario. Sarah continued to release more music, including her single “Accent”, which earned over 300,000 streams and her Desi-Pop Country tune “Momma’s Boy”, which made her the first North American country singer to record a bilingual (Punjabi / English) mashup and release a music video for it. She was also named the CMAO’s Artist of the month for their July edition.”


When did you know you wanted to be a musician?

I think from a very young age, a part of me always wanted to be a performer. Singing and ‘performing’ in front of the mirror with the door closed in my room was something that brought me THE MOST joy, but I was extremely shy. So, it took a lot of courage for me to come out of my shell and really pursue a career in music.


Are you trained? How did you develop your skills?

After my parents walked in on me singing my heart out in my room a couple of times, they decided to put me in vocal and dance lessons. I worked with a classical teacher for many years, who helped develop and perfect my skill.


Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Shania Twain, Maren Morris and Tesher.


How would you describe your sound?

Pop-Country with a bit of spice. The songs that I write are what I live by and my sound often reflects what the lyrics are saying, whether that be a Desi-Pop Country song or a Pop-Country song with a bit of Rock in it.


What’s your favourite tune in your repertoire and why?

It would have to be a tie between “Momma’s Boy” and “Good Friends”. “Momma’s Boy” was a huge challenge because I am singing in a different language, and I wasn’t sure how it would be received in the Desi community. I love all the instrumentation in it and it’s one of my favourites to sing because of how unapologetic the lyrics are. BUT I have been sitting on “Good Friends” since 2020 because I love it so much and I knew I didn’t want to release it until I found the perfect moment in my career. It’s such a cool vibe and always gives me butterflies every time I listen to it.


What can audiences expect from one of your live shows?

A HUGE variety of different sounds, languages, and people. You’re not going to come to one of my shows and hear only honky-tonk country. My music transcends cultural boundaries and unifies different genres, for example, using a sitar instead of a banjo – my live shows also reflect that.


Where can we find your music?

You can find my music on all online streaming platforms.

Twitter: @SarahWickett

Facebook: /SarahWickettOfficial

Instagram: @sarahhww